Archive for the ‘Tobacco’ Category

Lead the Pack and Leave the Pack Behind. Part 3

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
  • Become an armchair activist by writing to your legislators and health insurance corporate boards of directors to provide insurance coverage for smoking cessation medications and programs.  (more…)

Lead the Pack and Leave the Pack Behind. Part 2

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Our Tackling Tobacco section also provides tobacco-related illness risk assessment and personal profile elements that can help identify potential obstacles, and the strategies that will help improve a person’s chances for successfully quitting tobacco use. We also provide live, online supportive chats four nights each week, and message boards on a variety of topics related to reducing or quitting tobacco use. (more…)

Lead the Pack and Leave the Pack Behind. Part 1

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Monday, May 31, is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World No-Tobacco Day. The theme for the event is “Leave the Pack Behind.” The WHO is taking the global initiative to reduce the epidemic of tobacco-related illnesses and deaths. One of the most effective ways to do this is to encourage current cigarette smokers and smokeless tobacco users to quit using tobacco products. If we do not reduce the number of tobacco users now, 500 million people who are alive today will eventually be killed by their tobacco habit. (more…)